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I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

by Dodie Smith
Seventeen-year-old Cassandra lives in not-so-genteel poverty in a crumbling ruin of an old English castle. She lives there with her father (a writer suffering from writer's block), her beautiful mother (a free spirit named Topaz), an older sister, Rose, a younger brother, Thomas, and young Stephen, the orphaned son of a former maid.

Life gets complicated with the arrival of the estate's young, handsome American landlords, Simon and Neal, who take a romantic interest in Cassandra and Rose. Cassandra keeps a journal to show the poverty of her family and the personalities of two sisters who cannot decide which of two brothers they love.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Book Type
Chapter Book
Genre
Diaries and Journals

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